PRN Occupational Therapist (OT)

Savanna Smith

Department: Therapy
Location: Crockett

This is a PRN Position located at Mid Coast Medical Center- Crockett.
Employees who are hired to work for a short specified period of time or on an irregular basis either in a full time or part time capacity or who voluntarily choose PRN status are considered PRN employees, PRN employees are not entitled to organization paid leave benefits including but not limited to vacation, sick, holiday, bereavement and jury duty.

BENEFITS
Not applicable.

POSITION SUMMARY
Organizes and conducts occupational therapy programs in the hospital and outpatient settings to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally or physically handicapped.  Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity.  The Occupational Therapist shall be responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in the provision of the full scope of occupational therapy services.

% OF TIME POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES
   
10 % Performs Pre-Admission, Admission and on-going Assessment related to patient condition and/or plan of care.
   
20 % Provides direct occupational therapy intervention based on the treatment plan and established priorities
15 % Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to occupational therapy intervention in relation to the stated goals on the treatment plan.
5 % Develops and maintains effective communication with the patient, family and staff members.
5 %  Participates in continued application of standards required by all applicable accrediting bodies, ie. Medicare
15 % Promotes the concept and image of professional occupational therapy practice
20 % Demonstrates understanding of marketing concepts and contributes to the delivery of cost-effective health care.
   

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.  Ability to read, speak and write English.  Adheres to rehabilitation principles and practices, and must be able to carry out procedures/treatments in a hospital, outpatient, school or aquatic setting
   
Required Course(s)/Training Accredited Occupational Therapy program
   
Required Licensure Current Texas license granted by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners.  Must have a valid Texas drivers’ license, current auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
   
Required Certification Current CPR
   
Physical Demands Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking.  Frequently lifts, positions, transfers pushes and transports patients.  Frequently moves supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs from locations at or above shoulder level.  Manual dexterity and mobility and ability to reach, bend, kneel and crouch.  Must be able to drive a car 30+ miles per day, get in and out of the car, open gates and visit patients in their homes.  During an evacuation, may have to assist patients on stretchers or wheelchairs.
   
Working Conditions May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases but will be expected to utilize universal precautions as delineated in the Infection Control Manual.  This job is rated as a moderate risk of exposure.  Occasional exposure to unpleasant elements, including heat, cold and humidity.  Employees will not be expected to drive through running water or on icy roads.  May work with combative patients.  Will be expected, as directed by supervisor, to provide services for any area in the hospital (or in patients’ homes) in which the employee demonstrates competency.
   
Scope Meets the age specific needs of the following areas:

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics
   
Reports To Assigned Director of Therapy but must be able to function independently.

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